'Hey, you missed a spot':
Hub Blog heard a metal clattering and the sound of sweeping outside, so I rushed to my window, threw open the sash, leaned out and -- yes! -- a city crew was cleaning up the street below, armed with push brooms, shovels and trash bags. I was tempted to say, upon spotting a little trash tucked between a car tire and curb, 'Hey, you missed a spot!' But it would have been too obnoxious. ... They did an impressive job. I appreciated it -- even though I know it won't last, unless we start having mayoral elections every year.'A breath of fresh air':
You know the city and nation are going through a gloriously slow news period when Hub Blog is writing about street sweepers, ideologues are arguing about filibusters (pro or con -- like Florida chads) and Reader No. 1 sends in reviews of movies. But I love slow days. Better than bad fast days. From Reader No. 1:
"A breath of fresh air. The weather, for sure, but also this KINGDOM OF HEAVEN review
. It's almost enough to make me re-evaluate GLADIATOR
, but the epic overcame the political silliness.
"Speaking of silliness, here's one explanation
for Edgar Renteria's slow Sox start.
"But here's something I'd REALLY like to see happen.
-- OK, now that we're talking historical silliness, I might as well throw in that I'm reading Irving Wallace's 'The Word.'
... And Hub Blog has it on good authority that a Hub Blog brother has taken our book-series cult to a new level by purchasing the DVD Sharpe's Collector's Edition.